| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Ernest Hemingway once had a Rolls Royce, but he got rid of it because people kept kicking the tires and saying, "They don't make 'em like that anymore."
Well, as trite as the old remark may be, it bears repeating once more: They don't make 'em like...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:04 PM
When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Peanut butter prices are set to climb by as much as 40 percent because of the devastated peanut crop, so we asked our staff about which foods they would go broke for.
•••• Sandwiches from the Avanti Market. Mmm, mmm! Editor’s...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Alan Gross, the Potomac man serving 15 years in Cuba after carrying communications equipment into the communist island nation, continues to communicate with supporters from the military hospital where he is held.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of...
| May 21, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Over the weekend, thanks to an annual camping trip I take with my son, Nick, to a location near Camp David, I had a front row seat to a display of democracy in action.
There's a good chance you heard about the event in question: The G8 gathering of world...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living.
He was 85.
"It's important for America to...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism."
It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own.
As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:49 AM
A reporter inquires about the way we refer to U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, because his staff says that he prefers to be known as plain old Ben Cardin. (He's running for re-election.) Can we do that? Sure. We're easy. We accommodated Jimmy Carter and...
| May 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Evidence of big media's bias against religion that doesn't advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute. Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped and misrepresented. Islam is a notable...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Frederick County officials welcomed news Tuesday that President Barack Obama will host this year's G-8 summit at Camp David.
They also acknowledged the potential for protests of the sort that have accompanied past gatherings of the leaders of the Group...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One can hardly blame Mitt Romney and his supporters for suggesting that it's time for his GOP opponents to step aside. Although his victories on Super Tuesday were not as decisive as he might have liked, with about half the delegates committed so far...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Sometimes, it is worth our time to step back, to take the long view about seemingly intractable issues affecting our country.
My long view begins with the gas line days of 1973-74, when a recently minted owner of a 1966 Ford Falcon began the daily...